Pecha Kucha Gardenovation at Fairchild 4/25/10

For the first time, Pecha Kucha—an event for designers and innovators to meet, network, and show their work in public—joins Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Food and Garden Festival Sunday, April 25th at 1PM. The panel titled GARDENOVATION: Returning to Your Nature showcases seven of South Florida’s nature inspired artists, designers, and architects who creatively challenge traditional ideas about garden design, technique, and interaction with nature. With 20 Power Point slides shown for 20 seconds each, the panelist will share how nature has inspired them in their work and in return allowed them to learn about their own nature in the process.

About Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha was conceived in Tokyo in February 2003 by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in 300 cities including Miami. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations were hosted at over 600 Pecha Kucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), the Pecha Kucha format is simple—20 images x 20 seconds—and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace. For more information, visit www.pecha-kucha.org/cities/miami

About Fairchild
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. It is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Currently Fairchild has field programs in over 20 countries including support to protected areas in Madagascar and Africa and botanic garden development and renovation projects in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Middle East. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden houses palm and cycad collections that are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association (APGA), has the world’s greatest living collection of palms and cycads; an education program reaching more than 52,000 school children per year; hosts popular events like the International Chocolate Festival, International Mango Festival and International Orchid Festival, the Ramble, concerts, affiliated plant society shows and sales and more; and, is a not-for-profit organization relying on the support of its 45,000 members and benefactors. Fairchild hosts major art events such as Yayoi Kusama at Fairchild this year, Mark di Suvero, Fernando Botero, Dale Chihuly and Kris Martin at Fairchild in 2008, Botero, Lichtenstein and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2007 and Chihuly at Fairchild in 2005 and 2006. For more information, please visit us at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.

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